1. Identify the triggers that urge you to do just a little bit more.
2. Set limits for what you will do and how much of yourself you will expend for a specific task. For example, “I’ll know I’m done when …”
3. When you reach your goal for what you said you’d do, stop and say, “I’ve given it my all, and that’s good enough.” Take your hands off and walk away.
4. If you’re still having difficulties letting it go, consider what you’d advise your best friend to do, if she were in your shoes, and then apply that advice to yourself.
5. In the end, remind yourself, “God accepts me. He loves me. And He alone defines me.”
Daphne Tarango is a freelance writer and speaker who comforts others with the comfort she herself has received from God (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). She lives in the Southeastern U.S., where she is a leader in a Bible-based recovery program. Contact Daphne at firstname.lastname@example.org.